My daughters middle name is Yvonne after my mother. DH didn't hate it, didn't love it.
Now I'm due another daughter and its DH turn. Keeping it family he wants Harriet, which I really dislike!!! Don't really feel I have a choice though 😞😞😞 Her first name will be Robin/Robyn (I know, God, totally new thread) Robyn Harriet? Crikey 😞
I love Harriet! Is Robyn more 'your' choice if so think let dh have more say with middle name. With dd with both found the first and middle name easy to choose- with ds we struggled to agree so went with 'my' choice first name and I let dh pick middle name. If you really can't agree then I would stick to first name only.
No, we picked family names and had enough of a pool of names to get one we agreed one. I'm not particularly fussed on dd3s middle name, it's the same as my sisters but I honestly can't remember when I've ever used her middle name, ever (she's almost 5).
I wasn't expecting such a positive reaction to Harriet! Makes me wonder why I dislike it?! Seemed quite 'southern' to me (sorry, I'm from west Yorkshire and live in Scotland!) You are right though, I do owe him one!
We are fairly keen on spelling her name Robin, as we never like the y. So I was hoping for a girly middle name to at least counteract everyone's presumptions on paper.
Humpf, seems like it's Harriet or nothing ey! Otherwise his other family choices are Joan, Janet or Morag!!!! Dear Lord!!
Thanks all, good to know most people dint agonise over it either xx
For us the middle name will be in honour of family, and we've narrowed it down to Elinor (for my grandmother) or Harriet (for his grandmother). At first I wasn't too keen on Harriet but it has grown on me and I actually prefer it now.
For the same reason I dislike the arbitary 'y' people put into Robin, I dislike all the extra rrtt in Harriet :-) NHK all these names are in honour of family...I just wish they had different names!!! Lol